A Zambian delegation is in the U.S for the Africa Homecoming joint planning tourism and trade conference at the invitation of the Diversity Restoration Solution (DRS), an African American diaspora group.
DRS President Eric Sheppard said the conference has been organized as part of the preparations to mark the 400 years anniversary milestone of African descent coming to America in the transatlantic slave trade (1619-2019).
Mr Sheppard said the first slave ship under the British Colony which landed in America in 1619 from Africa came from Angola and Zambia and has been selected as the hub for the Global Center of Restoration of the African American Diaspora.
He said this will further introduce Africa to massive business tourism, economic trade, and restoration of cultural relationship.
And North Western Provincial Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu who is leading the Zambian delegation said Government is delighted that Zambia was selected from among other countries as the hub for the Global Center of Restoration of the African American Diaspora in 2019.
Mr Mubukwanu said this when DRS and the Zambian delegation which included Senior Chief Imwiko of the Baroste Royal Establishment and other government officials paid a courtesy call on Zambia’s Ambassador to the U.S, Ngosa Simbyakula at the Embassy of Zambia in Washington D.C.
The project dubbed “2019 Africa Homecoming Project” is being spearheaded by Diversity Restoration Solution who have proposed to the Government of Zambia to build a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art Restoration Center headquarters for Africa in Zambia.
The DRS is a business tourism and international project development firm specializing in linking together the U.S. and African businesses and organizations.